Consumer confidence may be rising, but it still makes sense to watch every penny – especially with big purchases, like a new car. Although auto sales perked up in 2011, value is still the name of the game. U.S. News Best Cars spent months analyzing thousands of professional reviews, as well as reliability and safety data, to create the 2012 Best Cars for the Money Awards. Here are the 12 most highly praised low-cost, low-maintenance models for 2012:
The best green cars to enter the market this year come from a wide variety of automakers, from luxury brands like Audi to reliable, budget-friendly makes like Honda and Kia. Which new car will come out on top?
A tax credit applies to nearly every electric car and plug-in hybrid on the market and it can, in some cases, effectively reduce your cost. Read on for tips for the most tax credit for your plugin vehicle.
There are 17 cars that will be very important in 2015, Marty Padgett writes. Which new cars should people look out for in 2015, and how could these vehicles influence car brands' success next year?
Nissan's June sales for its electric car Leaf slightly dipped in June, but Nissan is still up 5.5 percent since June 2013. Tesla Motors didn't report monthly sales for the Tesla Motors Model S electric car, but it is estimated that Tesla Motors sold about 1,200 cars.
Ford is the latest in a string of auto companies that have scaled back mileage claims, after customers complained that the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid did not live up to its fuel economy label.
The redesigned 2014 Ford Fusion is one of the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient mid-size sedan on the market right now, Halvorson says.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, rated at 47 mpg, will go on sale in October. The new Honda Accord Hybrid boasts among the best EPA fuel efficiency ratings in its class, as well as informational graphics showing how its fuel economy changes from moment to moment.
US Historic Route 66 is one of the most famous highways on earth, but the interstate system effectively killed it. But some think electric car road trips could re-kindle interest in Route 66.